Top 5 Makeup Buys For Busy Mums

As a busy mother, makeup will probably be the last thing on your mind as you’re scrambling around in the morning trying to get everything ready for the day ahead. Along with all the joys of being a mum also comes sleepless nights, worry and not nearly enough time spent on ourselves however, now you can change things up a bit and do something for yourself. 

Here at YCB, we rounded up 5 products that will help any mum get ready quickly in the morning whilst making you look fabulous in time for the school gates!

1. bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream£28.00

First things first, let’s start with the base! Bare minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream is perfect as a multi-use product. It combines BB cream (for coverage) with tinted moisturizer (for your skin) using ingredients to replenish, hydrate, nourish and condition. While unique water-encapsulations give skin that instant burst of hydration. Perfect for saving time in the morning! Apply with your fingers or a foundation brush.

2. Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer, £8.99

Next, we seriously need to cover the fact you only had a few hours sleep last night… The best concealer for this is Maybelline Eraser eye concealer. The micro-corrector applicator micro-fills and smoothes whilst the active formula reduces the look of puffiness and shadows while fading the appearance of under-eye circles and the brightener shade adds a luminous touch. A miracle worker, in other words. Apply with the sponge applicator and pat in with your fingers.

3. Urban Decay – ‘Naked’ flushed, £25.00 

To add a bit of colour to your face we would suggest getting a palette that does it all! The Urban decay naked flushed palette is perfect for this; it comes with a bronzer, blusher and highlighter.

Using a bronzer brush, sweep the bronzer in a ‘3’ shape from the corner of your forehead, to the hollows of your cheeks and down your jaw line. Next using a blusher brush, apply the blush colour to the apples of your cheeks and lastly using a fan brush dust the highlighter over your cheek bones.

4. L’Oreal Paris False Lash Telescopic mascara, £10.99 

For your eyes, nothing beats a good mascara to make you look wide awake! We suggest using Loreal Telescopic mascara. A little goes along way with this which is why it’s great for a quick job in the morning!

If you’re looking to elevate your makeup game and achieve a truly stunning look, you can’t underestimate the importance of your eyebrows. After all, they’re one of the key features that frame your face and add definition to your look. But with so many different eyebrow shapes to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you? The key is to try different eyebrow shapes until you find the one that best suits your face type. Factors to consider include the softness vs sharpness of your arch, the height of your arch, and the location of your arch. By experimenting with different shapes, you’ll be able to find the perfect one that will take your look from good to absolutely jaw-dropping.

5. Rosie for Autograph Lip Glossy, £12.50 

And finally, something on the lips to complete a put-together look! Rosie for Autograph Lip Glossy is a jelly soft lip gloss with a cushiony feel, which gives lips brilliant colour with a smooth, water shine finish, making you look like you’ve applied lipstick and gloss, without the hassle or the stickiness. They come in a range of colours and are long lasting meaning you don’t need to keep topping up!

If you find you are still struggling to know how to use these products or you might even feel its time to learn a new skill, you can do some research on beauty training schools in your area. Often a half day course can not only give you more tips and ideas on how to get the most out of your beauty products, it may also become something you can earn some extra cash from.

Make up and beauty treatments can offer a very flexible working platform for busy mums which is fun too. Places like Sassy Training Academy are dotted all over the country; just have a look on Google and see if there is one near you.

Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. She studied English Literature at Fairfield University in Connecticut whilst taking evening classes in journalism at MediaBistro in NYC. She then pursued a BA degree in Public Relations at Bournemouth University in the UK. With a background working in the PR industry in Los Angeles, Barcelona and London, Charlotte then moved on to launching Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden and has been running the online magazine for the past 10 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a bit too much effort into perfecting her morning brew.